The Use of Early Lung Biopsy in Detection of Fatal Pulmonary Disease in the Neonate

J Pediatr. 2014 Apr;164(4):934-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2013.11.035. Epub 2013 Dec 24.


We report a case of alveolar capillary dysplasia with misaligned pulmonary veins and review the literature to highlight the importance of lung biopsy, which can affect the decision to use invasive and likely ineffective therapy such as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Biopsy
  • Early Diagnosis
  • Fatal Outcome
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Persistent Fetal Circulation Syndrome / pathology*